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My year in music photography, 2016

Richard Ashcroft live at the Roundhouse, 16 May 2016

Richard Ashcroft live at the Roundhouse, 16 May 2016

Yes it that time of year for me when I look back through the gigs & festivals I shot over the past twelve months and compile my highlights & favourites that best reflect my journey through the year in music photography.

There were the comebacks, All Saints, Richard Ashcroft, Craig David, LCD Soundsystem, and I’ll even mention James Arthur in this sentence.  Rock legends in massive stadiums, (Bruce Springsteen at Wembley), and more intimate venues (Radiohead at the Roundhouse). Artists on the rise whose music I’ve been loving this year, with Christine and Queens, Chance the Rapper, MO, and the 1975. However my favourite shot of the year, not necessarily because its compositionally the best shot (I prefer Richard Ashcroft against purely that measure), but more because of the intensity of the performance she gave, of the total adoration that the 135k festival goers gave her as they watched her perform on the main stage, and that I managed to capture a super-climactic moment as she stood amongst the fans on a mini stage in the middle of the field with pyrotechnics going BOOM!!! Behind her, was of course Adele at Glastonbury.   Up to that point I’ll admit feeling on her was rather neutral, but that performance actually did blow me away, and I think that shot will be my lead portfolio piece for some time.

Happy new years all!

If you like my pics look me up on Instagram @richardisaacmusicphoto, my Facebook music photography page, or Twitter to keep track of the gigs I’m shooting. My pictures are available for editorial usage syndication through Rex Shutterstock.   Feel free to tweet/like/share etc this post – sharing’s caring – but unauthorised copying/pasting/using of my images in any way is a big no-no (and illegal!) so please don’t do it.  Thanks!

 

January

Slaves live at Kentish Town Forum, 14 January 2016 - Isaac Holman

Slaves live at Kentish Town Forum, 14 January 2016 – Isaac Holman

 

 

Craig David live at the Electric Ballroom for MTV, 26 January 2016

Craig David live at the Electric Ballroom for MTV, 26 January 2016

February

Matthew Bellamy, The 1975 live at Brixton Academy, 5 March 2016

Matthew Bellamy, The 1975 live at Brixton Academy, 5 March 2016

March 

James Bay live at Eventim Apollo, 30 March 2016

James Bay live at Eventim Apollo, 30 March 2016

 

Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches live at The Royal Albert Hall, 31 March 2016

Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches live at The Royal Albert Hall, 31 March 2016

 

April

All Saints comeback gig, KOKO 4 April 2016

All Saints comeback gig, KOKO 4 April 2016

 

Luke Hemmings of 5 Seconds of Summer, live at The O2 Arena, 7 April 2016

Luke Hemmings of 5 Seconds of Summer, live at The O2 Arena, 7 April 2016

 

Richard Ashcroft live at the Roundhouse, 16 May 2016

Richard Ashcroft live at the Roundhouse, 16 May 2016

 

May

Thom Yorke of Radiohead live at the Roundhouse, 26 May 2016

Thom Yorke of Radiohead live at the Roundhouse, 26 May 2016

June

Bruce Springsteen live at Wembley Stadium, 5 June 2016

Bruce Springsteen live at Wembley Stadium, 5 June 2016

 

Lias Saoudi of Fat White Family live at Field Day Festival 2016, 12 June 2016

Lias Saoudi of Fat White Family live at Field Day Festival 2016, 12 June 2016

 

Chris Martin of Coldplay live at Wembley Stadium, 15 June 2016

Chris Martin of Coldplay live at Wembley Stadium, 15 June 2016

 

Adele live at Glastonbury 2016, 26 June 2016

Adele live at Glastonbury 2016, 26 June 2016

 

 

Glastonbury 2016 - Catfish and the Bottlemen fans let of some smoke

Glastonbury 2016 – Catfish and the Bottlemen fans let of some smoke

 

 

Ella Eyre live at British Summertime Hyde Park, 9 July 2016

Ella Eyre live at British Summertime Hyde Park, 9 July 2016

 

July

LCD Soundsystem live at Lovebox 2016, 17 July 2016

LCD Soundsystem live at Lovebox 2016, 17 July 2016

 

August

 

Yannis Philippakis of Foals live at Reading Festival 2016, 26 August 2016

Yannis Philippakis of Foals live at Reading Festival 2016, 26 August 2016

 

 

Disclosure live at Reading Festival 2016, 26 August 2016

Disclosure live at Reading Festival 2016, 26 August 2016

 

 

Frank Turner live at Reading Festival 2016, 26 August 2016

Frank Turner live at Reading Festival 2016, 26 August 2016

 

Reading Festival 2016

Reading Festival 2016

 

October

MO live at the Roundhouse, 22 October 2016

MO live at the Roundhouse, 22 October 2016

 

PJ Harvey live at Brixton Academy, 30 October 2016

PJ Harvey live at Brixton Academy, 30 October 2016

November

 

Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots live at Alexandra Palace, 11 November 2016

Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots live at Alexandra Palace, 11 November 2016

 

 

Dan Smith of Bastille live at the O2 Arena, 1 November 2016

Dan Smith of Bastille live at the O2 Arena, 1 November 2016

 

 

Héloïse Letissier of Christine and the Queens live at Brixton Academy, 2 November 2016

Héloïse Letissier of Christine and the Queens live at Brixton Academy, 2 November 2016

 

 

Chance the Rapper live at Brixton Academy, 20 November 2016

Chance the Rapper live at Brixton Academy, 20 November 2016

December

James Arthur live at KOKO, 20 December 2016

James Arthur live at KOKO, 20 December 2016

 

Reading Festival 2016 - Music is a Feeling

Reading Festival 2016 – Music is a Feeling

 

 

 

 

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